Lock Haven University Students Present at PA Health Conference

October 28, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA), a membership organization working to promote good health habits of Pennsylvania residents through the advancement of sound public health policies and practices, held a Health Conference on October 16, 2013.

PPHA was joined by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health in Harrisburg. The conference covered a wide range of health related topics, including health policy, education, private and public health services, healthcare delivery, legislation, and health related research. Students from Lock Haven University were fortunate enough to present during the conference.PA Health Conference

Two presenters, Nicole Collins and Jacky Flores-Leyva presented on ways health organizations can collaborate. They specifically spoke about how Counties Commission for Community Actions (STEP), the Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action (CAPPA), and the Campbell Street Family, Youth and Community Association (The Center) all partnered to better sever the youth population. "This collective impact has produced improvements in sustainability, community resources and support," said Ms. Collins.

Later in the session, two seniors from Lock Haven University, Alyssa Tennant, and Ryan Bellinger, gave an overview of the Health Improvement Partnerships in Pennsylvania. The evidence collected from the Health Improvement Partnership Program (HIPP) in Pennsylvania provided guidelines to establish a set of recommendations for the reorganization of our local HIPP, the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.